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Tampa Theatre

Thank you for supporting Tampa Theatre—Tampa’s only non-profit movie palace dedicated to presenting independent first-run films and classic films, live events, and educational programs.

Your gift will help Tampa Theatre strengthen our artistic and educational programs and ensure that the facility is being preserved, restored and improved for generations to come.

We have provided options below to facilitate supporting our most urgent needs. If you have any questions or are interested in supporting the Theatre in a way not listed below, please contact Maggie Webber at or 813-274-8680.

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Tampa Theatre General Operating Support

Join us now and BE THE LIGHT!
To ensure our community's safety during the rising public health threat of COVID-19, we had to make the difficult decision to temporarily close our doors on March 12, 2020. This type of a shutdown is very difficult for nonprofit organizations like us, and we are so grateful that you are considering stepping up to help us.
Everywhere you turn, the world seems to be full of darkness right now. But every once in a while you see a glimmer of hope and light through neighbors helping neighbors and small business owners pivoting to help the community in different ways.
Thank you for being this bright light and supporting our majestic movie palace Tampa Theatre during these very challenging times. Your support is so important to us!
Our marquee has shone brightly for the last 94 years, lighting up the heart of Tampa. With your help, we know that Tampa Theatre will be able to survive this pandemic just like we survived the Great Depression, World War II and all seven Police Academy movies.
Like you, we continue to take our cues from public health officials, and are hopeful that we will be able to welcome our friends and neighbors again soon to serve our community that we love so dearly.
In your service,
Maggie Webber
Director of Development
P.S. Feel free to reach out to me directly with any questions. I can be reached at or 813-274-8680.
*NEW* Charitable Giving Tax Deduction
All donations are 100% tax deductible, and you'll receive a receipt immediately. In 2020, non-itemizers are allowed an above-the-line tax deduction for up to $300 in charitable donations made in 2020.
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Restoration Campaign

Restore the Building: In planning a comprehensive restoration of Tampa Theatre, the Board of Directors has identified the 91-year-old movie palace's most critical needs that will protect the building and improve your comfort and experience. In 2017, the Theatre completed the largest restoration its undergone in 40 years in a project that totaled $6 million to address the Theatre’s most urgent needs. This restoration fund will continue to support the full restoration of the Theatre, which will happen in phases.